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Ohio Civil Rights Commission

30 East Broad St., Fifth Floor, Columbus, OH, 43215, US


Filing an On-line charge

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has jurisdiction to investigate charges of discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodation (access to services and facilities open to the public), disability in higher education (beyond the high school/secondary level) and credit

The bases protected against discrimination in Ohio are: race, color, sex, disability, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, familial status in housing, military status and retaliation

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has a statute of limitations of six months (or one year for housing) and cannot investigate acts of discrimination that occurred prior to that date.  For this reason, all charges of discrimination must be filed within six months of the date that the discrimination occurred (with housing charges having one year to file). 

You may complete the charge form online and submit it directly from our website.  The charge form will be sent to you to be signed and under oath. You may bring your charge affidavits into the regional office, meet with a Commission representative and have them signed free of cost.  You may also take the copies to a notary to have them notarized.  The Ohio Civil Rights Commission will not commence its investigation until it receives a notarized charge form with an original signature. 

Please check that you agree before continuing.
I have read and understood the above information. I would like to continue to file a charge of discrimination.
Form Section 1

Ohio Civil Rights Commission Charge of Discrimination (Employment)


Please identify how you are a member of the category you marked on the left: (If you marked AGE please list your BIRTHDATE. IF YOU HAVE MARKED DISABILITY, DO NOT IDENTIFY YOUR DISABILITY.)

If you are filing a charge of age discrimiantion, please read and review the following:

I have not commenced with any action under sections 4112.14 or 4112.02(N) of the Ohio Revised Code with respect to the subject matter of the affidavit. I understand that upon filing of this charge with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, I am barred from instituting any such civil action and that any monetary award or financial benefit I may receive may be limited to back pay and/or restoration of employment fringe benefits and may not include other damages to which I may be entitled as a result of such civil action.

Form Section 2

Act of Discrimination #1

I was subjected to (mark only one issue):
I believe it was because of my
Form Section 3

Act of Discrimination #2

I was subjected to (mark only one issue)
I believe it was because of my:
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